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    September 4, 2014

    Joe Ely Apple: A Love Story

    Improbably, Joe Ely is learning to ease up on the gas pedal a little. The Lubbock-bred performer has long been known for live sets and a work ethic both so intense he's often likened to a Lone Star counterpart of his friend Bruce Springsteen. But Ely, a force in Texas music since his days with cosmi ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    The Best Concerts in Houston this Weekend: Cyndi Lauper, Scale The Summit, and More

    Cyndi Lauper House of Blues, June 28 When Cyndi Lauper first appeared 30 years ago, few would have guessed the orange-haired New Yorker with an accent bigger than the Triborough Bridge would have the career she's had, one that now includes a Tony Award for Best Musical thanks to the Harvey Fierstei ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Dabbling In the Black Arts With Nicholas Tremulis: The Chicago Way

    I normally don't take jobs from artists. The request to supply blurbs or write liner notes usually comes with that implied sneaky little handshake with the bills folded in the palm and a wink that says, "No one needs to know, right?" The expectation is that for a hundred bucks or so, a writer will p ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Alejandro Escovedo: "Getting Older Every Day, But I'm Digging It"

    Alejandro Escovedo is one of Texas' most gifted and versatile singer-songwriters, with the soul and background of a punk rocker, the work ethic of a tradesman, and the undying faith in rock and roll of two of his closest contemporaries -- also men of uncommon emotional range and teeth-gritting tenac ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Tequila Talk with Stewart Skloss of Pura Vida Tequila - Part I

    Founder Stewart Skloss with a bottle of the Pura Vida Anejo​I didn't expect to actually meet with Stewart Skloss when I contacted the offices of Pura Vida Tequila. I especially did not expect to meet with him the week of Cinco de Mayo and the launch of their radio station, the first ever "fu ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Who Was The Best Female Artist Of The '90s?

    The album that started the whole thing.​Rocks Off Sr. was straightening up our office a few days ago, something that happens like clockwork every time Middle Eastern governments start toppling like dominos. In one of the piles and piles of al fresco CDs, we ran across two of our favorite album ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    No Shoes, No Problem

    The Listening Room at NiaMoves might be the best live music venue you've never heard of.

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    April 20, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Billy Idol, Black Crowes, Carrie Underwood, Dax Riggs, Erykah Badu, Goatwhore, The Spits, Etc.

    ​Stardeath & White Dwarfs, The Besnard Lakes: Wed., May 19. Walter's on Washington. Billy Idol: Wed., Aug. 25. House of Blues. Black Crowes: Sun., Sept. 26. Verizon Wireless Theater. Candlebox, Another Day, Rowe: Sat., May 15. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Carrie Underwood, Billy Currington, Sons Of ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Roots-Rocker Chuck Prophet Heads Under the Volcano For St. Patrick's Day

    myspace.com/chuckprophetofficialAlejandro Escovedo and Chuck Prophet​Chuck Prophet won't be skipping Houston on his upcoming tour as he makes his way toward Austin and South By Southwest. Under the Volcano announced yesterday that Prophet will play there Wednesday, March 17. The Bissonnet bar has ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 25, 2010

    Most Downloaded "Hope For Haiti" Texan? Although She Killed, Not Beyonce

    Between fighting crime, reducing global warming, mending our socks and, you know, everything else Rocks Off does when we're away from the office, we caught a good bit of Friday evening's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. We didn't have much choice, because the George Clooney-organized, celebrity-packed fu ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "New Texas"

    In the third in our continuing series on the music of the five states of Texas, we examine the fictional state of New Texas, comprising Austin and the Hill Country. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. New Texas Capital: Austin Patron Saint: Willie Nelson ​Lesser Icons: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    April 7, 2009

    Album of the Week: Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm

    As much as he deserves one - make that several - Doug Sahm is a tricky subject for a tribute album. The late San Antonio native known as "Sir Doug" was a true musical polymath, a master of just about every form of post-WWII popular music, both the big ones - country, blues, rock and r ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Doug Sahm Tribute Album Due March 24

    Vanguard Records (Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters, Kim Richey, the Watson Twins) announced today it will release Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm, a 14-song disc honoring the late musican known as Sir Doug, March 24. Artists include Delbert McClinton, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo, Dav ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    December 24, 2008

    Merry Early Christmas from SXSW

    Primal Scream 'Twas the afternoon before Christmas, and all through the blogosphere, not a blogger was blogging, not even Pitchfork. As an early gift, the organizers at SXSW announced even more performers for next year's booze-tastic week out West. A major list is coming in the next few weeks, so t ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008
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    December 27, 2007
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    March 2, 2006

    Van Gogh with a Resonator

    Remembering Chris Whitley, the universal bluesman

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    November 3, 2005

    Charlie In Charge

    Sexton has gone from child roots rocker to Spin cover boy to Dylanesque bard

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    March 24, 2005

    Los Super 7

    Heard It on the X

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    September 23, 2004
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    April 29, 2004

    The Dirty Thirty

    The worst songs of all time from Texas

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    October 17, 2002

    Buenos Aires Virus

    Continental Club dweller Glover Gill would sooner starve to death than give up playing tango. Not that guys who back Pavarotti and score Hollywood films waste away that often.

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    February 14, 2002

    Subterranean Astrodome Blues

    Bob Dylan drops the mask and comes to town with his happiest album in years

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    August 9, 2001

    The Naked Truth

    Lucinda lays bare her Essence

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    July 19, 2001

    Racket

    The Last Concert Cafe has glimpses from its unique history

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    June 14, 2001

    Lucinda Williams

    Essence (Lost Highway)

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    May 20, 1999
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    July 30, 1998

    Resident Alien

    Michael Fracasso is the misfit of the new Texas troubadour elite. Big surprise -- he's from Ohio

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    March 5, 1998
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    January 15, 1998

    Cry Tough

    Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there

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    August 21, 1997
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    January 11, 1996

    Clever Criminals

    The Borrowers take from anyone they can in order to find themselves

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    July 13, 1995
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    June 1, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Out of the Bars

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